Sat. 6-16: RIP Matty - Please help Playing Dead fight cancer

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Sat. 6-16: RIP Matty - Please help Playing Dead fight cancer

Postby playingdead » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:41 am

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the passing of Matt Deveney, Playing Dead's original keyboard player, a member here (posting as Lobstahead) and a kind soul and great guy.

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Matty passed so young, from a rare form of stomach cancer called GIST. It's not hereditary, it's just random and can affect anyone. The year after he passed, we did a benefit for Dana Farber Cancer Center and raised more than $25,000. This year, we want to do even better. On Saturday, June 16th, 7 pm, Playing Dead will perform at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA -- a terrific venue with great sound and lights -- and all ticket sales will benefit Dana Farber.

There will also be a silent auction with some great items available, including a private Playing Dead acoustic performance at your place, a framed Phish poster signed by the band, tickets to see Furthur, free beer for a year from Sam Adams, a Legal Seafoods lobster clambake delivered to your door, Patriots tickets, Red Sox tickets, signed books from David Gans and Blair Jackson, a killer photo of Garcia taken by Susana Millman and signed by her and too many more things to list.

Advance tickets are available here:

http://tickets.showcaselive.com/ordertickets.asp?p=36

There are three levels of support available ranging from $25 on up. Please consider a donation if you can, even if you can't attend. All proceeds go right to Dana Farber, the band, venue and everyone else is contributing their time and effort.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.

From Showcase Live:



From the benefit we did at the Museum of Science in 2008:



Fare you well, Matty, we love you more than words can tell. Thanks for any support you might be able to offer.

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Re: RIP Matty -- Please help Playing Dead fight cancer

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:13 am

Good luck man !
Remembering your friend and raising money to help fight cancer .... very cool
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Re: RIP Matty -- Please help Playing Dead fight cancer

Postby JonnyBoy » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:52 am

Great cause! I really hope you top what you did last year!!! That is especially cool that y'all are keeping his spirit alive and a part of the band. Good Luck PD.
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Re: RIP Matty -- Please help Playing Dead fight cancer

Postby playingdead » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:30 am

The benefit is this Saturday ... please support us if you can. Will post a final list of the cool stuff we got donated for the silent auction, but here's a peek at the framed print renowned Grateful Dead photographer Susana Millman donated ... very cool shot.

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Tickets are here:

http://tickets.showcaselive.com/eventpe ... asp?evt=31
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Re: Sat. 6-16: RIP Matty - Please help Playing Dead fight ca

Postby playingdead » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:40 am

Had a nice big turnout Saturday, raised a lot of money (upwards of $10k at the door alone), did a rare acoustic set and two electric sets ... lots of fun had by all. Thanks to anyone who gave us a little support for this great cause.

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Re: Sat. 6-16: RIP Matty - Please help Playing Dead fight ca

Postby jeffm725 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:37 pm

That's awesome Vic!
Last weekend was a TOUGH Draw in New England, Im so happy you guys did so well. I love when karma works!
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Re: Sat. 6-16: RIP Matty - Please help Playing Dead fight ca

Postby playingdead » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:01 am

Thanks, Jeff. Will post some video soon.
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